Monday, October 17, 2011

Reading Response: Screenspace

The computer is a tool, entertainment, and portal that represents space. Defining this space requires giving the user a chance to see, feel and discover a place that has the ability to mirror "domestic truths" such as shelter, warmth, personality, and even senses like smell. It is a myth that the space on screen is flat. The user will always prove to be an unpredictable audience. This must be accounted for by addressing what is both surrounding and inside the technology which make up the journey of moving through information and interactive environments. This definition of uncharted, customizable space brings a new set of boundaries that are constantly changing in response to new technologies, economy and the user. The challenge for the designer is to claim, react, and shape this new territory by thinking beyond these.

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